Looking for a great vacation rental close by to Acadia National Park? You've found it - you can't get any closer to the Park than this charming streamside cottage. In fact, the back of this property abuts the boundary with Acadia National Park and is just a few steps away! Located in the wonderful village of Seal Harbor, the cottage is situated on nearly an acre of beautiful, mature trees and has a gorgeous brook running right through the middle of the property. Sleep to the restful sounds of pretty Stanley Brook tumbling seaward alongside your cottage. The house sleeps up to six people with three bedrooms, two baths, comfortable living room, library, fully-equipped kitchen, dining area and relaxing front porch. This home is ideally situated for all of the exciting outdoor activities that Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park have to offer. It is a pleasant 10 minute walk to the beach and to Jordan Pond, a very short walking distance to the entire system of hiking, biking and riding trails in Acadia National Park, very close to Wildwood Stables and only an eight mile drive to the shops and restaurants of Bar Harbor.
- Cottage1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Comfortable and relaxing streamside three bedroom, two bath home
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 11, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Our family of five stayed at Stanley Brook Cottage a few weeks ago. When we arrived we could hear nothing but the brook rushing beside the driveway. No traffic, no crowds! It was the most peaceful greeting! We have visited Acadia three times, and this was our favorite place we've stayed so far. We loved Seal Harbor and how close the house was to the Park Loop Road (our first evening there we walked to the PLR in about 10 minutes. By driving you can be at the Jordan Pond house in less than 5 minutes.). The house is very well maintained, extremely clean, and had everything we needed. The kitchen was well equipped and we spent many meals around the kitchen table talking about our fun days in the park. Our children (9, 7 and 5) enjoyed playing in the studio room off of the back of the house - there was so much room to spread out. We slept well and felt right at home. Matt couldn't be any more kind or helpful. We were able to meet him when we arrived and felt like we could reach out if we had any issues (which we didn't). When we come back to Acadia, we'll definitely want to stay here again. Homes like this make it really easy to travel with young kids - it was so great to have this as our home base for all of our adventures. Thanks, Matt!
Glad that you all has a great time at Stanley Brook Cottage and in Seal Harbor. Thanks for the nice compliments on the house, we try hard to make sure everyone has a wonderful stay at the cottage. As you mention, it is perfectly located for quickly accessing so much of what Acadia National Park has to offer. Please come back again.
We loved the location! Close to Bar Harbor and Seal Harbor. Loved the accomodations and all the extras included with the house. The sound of the babbling brook was amazing. Such nice and willing to please owners. Highly recommend.
Thanks for the great review! We enjoyed having you folks at the cottage and are very glad you had such a busy and fun week exploring Acadia and the surrounding area. We hope you’ll come back soon.
just as advertised. perfect spot to enter the park
Thanks very much for your great review. We’re very pleased that you all had an excellent vacation. Please come back and stay again.
Charming Cottage in Good Location
Stanley Cottage in little quiet village of Seal Harbor is very well maintained. Close to Jordan Pond and Carriage Roads, it is an great location for bikers. Access to Bar Harbor is easy and takes 15 min. ride with a car. We appreciated good quality sharp knives in the kitchen, however, few more teaspoons would have been handy. Appliances are vintage, but all in good working condition, and actually complement the decorative style of 60s and 70. (Don't worry, the fridge is newer, and TV set is new). Everything was very clean. We didn't have to buy laundry or dishwasher detergent. The kitchen is well equipped, however, if you need a garlic press to cook, bring your own. Beds were comfortable. There is also an extra room - study were you can insulate yourself from the other guests and relax. Mat is a great host, responding to all your needs. We had a very pleasant stay.
Thank you for staying with us and we're very happy that you all had a good time at the cottage and enjoyed exploring the area. Thanks for the suggestions - we'll certainly add some more spoons and try to find a garlic press!
This is the third summer...
in a row that we have spent our annual Mount Desert Island vacation at Stanley Brook Cottage. After many years of Acadia camping, we are thoroughly converted to having a roof, and Stanley Brook is ideal. Apart from its superior cleanliness and charm, location is its biggest advantage - a short bike or car ride to Jordan Pond House and access to all the carriage trails, not to mention backing up to the beautiful and bubbling Stanley Brook. This is the place to be if you like to bike the carriage trails as we do! The Seal Harbor beach is also a short walk down through the village. Thanks Matt, for another great Acadia vacation - we are looking forward to next summer!
It's always a great pleasure having such wonderful repeat guests year after year. As always, I'm very pleased that you enjoyed another summer vacation at Stanley Brook Cottage. Please come back again for another!
We spent a wonderful few weeks at Stanley Brook Cottage. The cottage was spacious and immaculate. I enjoyed my morning coffee in the bright kitchen nook, with a pretty view just steps from the babbling Stanley Brook. The large kitchen island made cooking fun. Our bed was very comfortable and we slept well. Matt was a gracious and accomodating host. We loved being so close to Acadia National Park and took full advantage of its many scenic trails. We would recommend Stanley Brook Cottage to anyone.
Thanks very much for the great review. I'm very happy that you folks had a chance to enjoy the cottage and Mount Desert Island, especially during the quiet season. I hope you can come back and stay with us in the future.
The rental property is located just outside the boundary of Acadia National Park and is on Mount Desert Island. This region is world-renowned for it's natural scenic beauty and it's variety of outstanding outdoor activities. Within a ten minute or less walk from this property, one can be at a gorgeous ocean sand beach, at the shores of stunning Jordan Pond, on a hiking trail climbing a mountain or on a carriage road riding a horse. A quick and scenic eight-mile drive will get you to the many shops and fine restaurants of Bar Harbor. This property is ideally situated for anyone looking to have quick and easy access to the many wonders of Acadia National Park, yet be outside of the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor in a quiet village atmosphere. For those owning horses or interested in them, the home is less than a five-minute drive to the famous Wildwood Stables.
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Rental periods are from Saturday to Saturday, unless other arrangements have been made with the owner. Winter Rentals are available - Please contact owner for details.